Giant’s Causeway Mandy wins UK Retail Employee of the Year Award

Mandy Elliott (centre), National Trust Retail Supervisor at the Giant's Causeway picks up award for Retail Employee of the Year at 'The Greats' gift retailer awards. Also pictured is Alastair Walker, Giant's Causeway Site Manager and Catherine McAuley, Giant's Causeway Retail Supervisor.
Mandy Elliott (centre), National Trust Retail Supervisor at the Giant's Causeway picks up award for Retail Employee of the Year at 'The Greats' gift retailer awards. Also pictured is Alastair Walker, Giant's Causeway Site Manager and Catherine McAuley, Giant's Causeway Retail Supervisor.

The National Trust is celebrating after one of their employees, Mandy Elliott, was awarded Retail Employee of the Year at ‘The Greats’ gift retailer awards last week.

Mandy, Retail Supervisor at the Giant’s Causeway shop, beat off stiff competition from other leading UK gift shops, to win the prestigious accolade.

The Greats Awards, now in their 13th year, aim to recognise and reward the UK’s very best gift retailers across the retail spectrum.

Bob Kane, Giant’s Causeway Retail Manager said: “Mandy is a valued member of our team, managing volunteers and seasonal staff with enthusiasm and a caring nature. Her passion for retailing shines through as she welcomes and interacts with visitors to this special place.”

“We are very proud that she has been recognised as one of the very best retail employees in the UK. Being selected as a winner is a fantastic achievement.”

Bob added: “The Giant’s Causeway welcomes more than 780,000 visitors from around the world and it is our aim to give them a world class experience. Mandy has played a huge part in ensuring that the Giant’s Causeway shop is the number one performing shop across the National Trust.”

All retail finalists were decided as a result of an industrywide poll of gift suppliers, reps and agents, and validation by a panel of experts.

The winners of this year’s prestigious gift retailing awards were revealed at an Awards lunch at the glamorous Savoy Hotel in London on Thursday 7 May.

The Awards, owned and organised by Progressive Gifts & Home Worldwide, recognise and celebrate outstanding retail employees and the top independent and multiple gift retailers regionally and nationally.

Further details can be found at www.thegreatsawards.co.uk